I am the first to admit that sometimes I just don’t feel like doing the right thing. Maybe my husband has hurt me in the past or maybe he is doing something right now that is making my life difficult. Let me be blunt, you simply must respect your husband, even when he doesn’t make it easy to do so.
This falls under the two wrongs don’t make a right situation. When our spouse is being ugly and we add our ugliness to the mix, well that’s a lot of ugly. Wouldn’t it be better to add a lot of sweet to the bitter? Very few human beings will respond in a negative way to kindness and grace. It doesn’t matter whether or not they deserve your kindness and grace. Do it because it is the right thing to do.
There is a Proverb that says “a soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger”. I have definitely experienced both ends of this Proverb. When I make the choice to do the right thing, I am always blessed.